I hope you retain ALL of your hard earnings and attain as much wealth as you can legally. More power to you... that is what I believe in. I am a Capitalist... not a corporatist. I know that you probably will not believe this but I hope that you prove me wrong.
I have owned my own businesses for over 36 years now. I grew them and nurtured them and made myself and others wealthy in the process. Half of what we all built together has been destroyed. I should be so busy at this time that I would normally have to work 30 hours overtime per week. My businesses are not dead but they are at maybe 20% of what we had last year. My customers are all feeling the crunch and hate what is happening to our Country, cannot stand to even listen to obama’s voice and see everything that they ever loved and believed about America being destroyed. This does not make them secure enough to spend any more money than they absolutely have to spend or that they feel justified in spending on right now due to the coming hyper-inflation that will rise and a VAT tax that has been promised... sooner or later... but it will ALL happen.
Thank you! I’m glad you came back and explained yourself. That makes all the difference. I didn’t know your business background. :)
I don’t feel I’m any more ‘deserving’ than the next guy; I truly don’t compete or keep score...I just want Government to leave me the h#ll alone! (I’m sure you do, too.)
Maybe you’re right; I am in a relatively recession-proof business. I manage a Garden Center. Our sales have been up for the past four years; mainly due to people wanting to grow more of their own food and be more self-sufficient. Also, no one can afford to move, so they’re making their ‘nest’ nicer and enjoying the back yard and patio instead of a trip to DisneyLand these days. I’m the one now working those extra 20-30 hours picking up the slack; we had a key person leave our staff right before Crunch Time. (I should be in bed, but FR is my free therapy, LOL!)
So, there is a silver lining to the down times for some of us. Kind of like the Undertaker being really busy during a plague. ;)